The would-be AdSense customer who filed suit against Google for fraud and misrepresentation says the search company also entered her Gmail account and removed all communications regarding the dispute, Google Watch has learned. In an amended complaint, Theresa Bradley accuses Google of invasion of privacy and intentional destruction of evidence. The amended complaint has not been filed and Google has not received the ammendment.
"In the dispute, Google ... entered into my separate e-mail account, removed all communications, including the contract, from my e-mail account," Bradley wrote in an e-mail. "The whole thing is very strange! I am sorry I even contacted Google AdSense." The original complaint, filed Aug. 28 in San Francisco federal district court, accuses Google of terminating Bradley's AdSense account after accusing her of making invalid clicks on the advertisements placed on her site. Google does not allow publishers to click on their own ads.